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Tour Temples of Minsk

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Route: Minsk
Distance: 70 km
Duration: 03:30 hour
Kind: Bus-Walking tours
Language of training: Russian

For a long time, at the moments of joy and grief, at the moments of sorrow and despair, great governors, handicraftsmen, workers built temples and addressed God. Everyone through the belief. Temples know, remember, keep the most intimate secrets of all times, the most distinguished and fine paintings, relics. Now in Minsk about 50 shrines of various faiths work - many of them collapsed repeatedly, built up, restored. During the excursion you visit the most interesting cult constructions of the city: with special architecture, fine paintings, rare relics and, certainly, with rich history.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Temples of Minsk

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Attraction
    Attraction Church of Saints Simeon and Elena in Minsk (A red church)
    The church of Saints Simeon and Elena received a "national" name of the Red church not accidentally. The festive, solemn and "rich" image of the temple built of red color of a brick decorates one of main squares of Minsk. However very tragic story about the died children of a fundator is behind fine neoromance architecture. Do not concede to exteriors magnificence and interiors of the Red church. Its main relic - the copy of the Turin shroud transferred from Italy in 2002. Near a church, in memory of the dead at nuclear bombing, "the Bell of Nagasaki" which everyone can call is established.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Peter and Paul (Catherine) Church in Minsk
    The Minsk Cathedral of Saints Pyotr and Pavel – the most ancient Orthodox church in the city. Its chronology is conducted since 1613. Only think: more than 4 centuries come believers here that with a prayer to address God and to get rid of sincere wounds. The Minsk old resident in centuries saw much and is kind, and is angry. Walls of the temple remember builders from Viln and citizens that created it, artists, monks, whose hearts are inseparably linked with these the place. The cathedral endured both attacks of inovernik, and military destructions, and the Soviet persecutions. Despite of everything, today he actively develops and is ready to meet you!
  • Attraction
    Attraction Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    The cathedral church of Blessed Virgin of Maria decorates one of streets of the historic center of Minsk. In spite of the fact that its main volume "is hidden" among ordinary building, it, undoubtedly, fixes eyes of passersby. The church of the monastery of Jesuits built at the beginning of the 18th century, stores history and, the transferred from Rome, Saint Felitsian's relics. And here its shape, graceful elements of architecture and "ZD" frescos were carefully kept for us by architects of the fiftieth when "masked" the temple under a Stalin empire style.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
    Cathedral, as if music which was by miracle embodied in a stone. It is heard from far away and pleases us when much of surrounding architecture is dissonant to this sublime feeling. The harmony of its appearance, softness of an outline of its bell towers, contrasts with rough, angular forms of buildings which are near the temple. Sacred Spirits the cathedral attracts attention from far away, towering on the high hill over Liberty Square.
  • Attraction
    Attraction The complex of buildings of Bernardine monastery
    The temple built in the middle of the 17th century at the monastery, once was famous for a set of carved gilded altars. However he acted not long – about 10 years. In the middle of the 18th century the monastery was closed, in connection with active participation in a revolt of monks-bernardines. In spite of the fact that its action was not resumed any more, the architecture of a complex is restored, and cases are used for the "secular" purposes.
  • Attraction
    Attraction The complex of the former Holy Spirit Monastery of Basilian
    At different times the temple belonged to Greek-Catholic and Orthodox Christians, and now - to young musicians. On the waste ground in the heart of the capital the architectural masterpiece combining elements of a gothic style, the Renaissance and baroque returned (that in itself a rarity). The building of the former monastery a bazilianok where in the 16th century of the nun were engaged in guardianship of poor children, nowadays - children's music school. The men's case of the monastery played an important role in city life throughout all his life. Here at different times the Belarusian school and printing house, the library which was famous for a collection of rare manuscripts and printing books, the residence of the orthodox archbishop men's governmental a gymnasium was placed. Today is a one more key to studying of history of Minsk.
  • Attraction
    Attraction St. Elisabeth Convent
    The sacred and Elizabethan female orthodox monastery is quite young – it is about 20 years old. In spite of the fact that it was built from zero – today contains 8 temples, about 20 various workshops, a refectory and benches and other constructions in different points of Minsk and the region. Attractive Byzantine architecture of the monastery, in combination with a colourful interior, fresco paintings and the authentic atmosphere, make an indelible impression. And workshops and benches will allow you to buy the goods literally made on your manholes.
  • The end of the tour

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